New Paper – Broad Band Phase Sensitive Single InP Nanowire Photoconductive Terahertz Detectors


Kun’s paper “Broad Band Phase Sensitive Single InP Nanowire Photoconductive Terahertz Detectors” has been accepted for publication in Nano Letters. In the work, Kun has fabricated a single nanowire terahertz detector using an InP nanowire, and compared different antenna structures with traditional “bulk” InP detectors.

We have shown the utility of these structures for terahertz detection with a source limited bandwith, opening up possibilities for nanoscale terahertz electronics.

The paper, a collaboration between the University of Oxford Terahertz Photonics Group (Johnston Group), the Australian National University Electronic Materials Engineering Group (Jagadish Group) and the Parkinson Group at the University of Manchester is currently “just accepted”, and available at

Welcome to Manish and Conor!

We welcome two University of Manchester physics undergraduate students to the group for a summer project.

Manish Patel joins us to spend 6 weeks looking at how to identify the same nanowire twice on a substrate of 100,000 – not an easy challenge when they all look the same!

Conor Wilman holds a Rank Prize Funds Summer Scholarship to spend 10 weeks developing a quasi-THz time domain spectrometer for low-cost and accurate materials characterisation in the terahertz regime.

Welcome Manish and Conor!